UTLC ERA (United Transport Logistics Company – Eurasian Rail Alliance) intends to increase the annual transportation volume via the territory of Kazakhstan up to 1 mn TEU during 2020-2024.
The company expects to accomplish this by digitalizing and optimizing transportation processes in the 1520 rail gauge segment and improving the railcar load factor on the China – Europe – China route in the framework of the ‘One million club’ initiative, UTLC ERA President Alexey Grom said speaking to the media in Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan. At present the company is working on winning new clientele and expanding commodity nomenclature carried from Europe to China.
According to UTLC ERA, during January-April 2019 the total containerized rail traffic along the China – Europe – China route amounted to some 102 thousand TEU, up 16% year-on-year. 85 thousand TEU of this volume was the share of UTLC ERA, the company demonstrated a 45% year-on-year growth.
The company currently operates 57 train routes from China to Europe. In 2019, the company launched four new routes to Europe, to Neumarkt, Barcelona, Bremerhafen and Luxemburg. The average transit time from China to Europe was slightly over 5 days. The transit time across the territory of Kazakhstan was reduced in 2019 by 29% to just 2.5 days down from three days.